Music AS Level at The Billericay School
You will probably choose to study music if you are a competent instrumentalist or singer (min. ABSRM grade V), have a strong interest in composing your own music and a desire to learn about music history, advanced harmony and theory.
AS Level Performing
You will perform as a soloist and/or in ensembles in a style of your choice. Any instrument (s) or voice (s) are acceptable as part of a 6-8 minutes recital. This
is 30% of AS level.
To be successful in this course, you need:
- A C or above at GCSE Music is desirable and helpful to you but not essential. Music theory standard grade 5 and grade 5 performance standard on an instrument;
- A secure instrumental facility;
- To have a TRUE passion to study Music.
You will compose 2 compositions, one to a brief set by the exam board and one to a brief written by you. This is 30% of AS Level.
Listening and appraising
This is a 2 hour written exam including aural extracts. This is 40% of AS Level. The preparation for this exam is the same as the A level exam.
The course provides a sound basis for students wishing to proceed to higher education courses in music or performing arts. It can lead to careers in teaching, performing and composition, as well as related areas in publishing and media.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Billericay School directly.
Last updated date: 27 January 2017